The Original Tea Party

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Although the 13 original Colonies were given the “right” to self-govern, King George of England remained the over-seer. As such, he repeatedly made new laws — and changed existing laws — that were intentionally designed to be burdensome. When he passed the Tea Act (taxing tea shipped to the Americas, and using that tax for purposes that would not benefit the colonists), the Sons of Liberty

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Coming Events



Next Event -

Election watch, August 7, beginning at 6:30pm. That should be plenty of time to enjoy each others company, eat a bit of pizza, and begin to watch the results come in. With Sarah Palin’s endorsement coming on the heels of Laura Ingraham’s, Joe Carr could easily cause Lamar to experience the shock felt by Eric Cantor. Marc Hayes, who’s running for the GOP State Executive Committee, will also be there watching his results come in. It should be a fun night, and we hope to see ya there !!

King Family Library

Next Meeting -

Our next meeting will be THURSDAY, Aug 21st at 6:30 p.m.

3rd floor of the Sevier County Courthouse

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The Gadsden Flag


Even though the Gadsden Flag is the symbol of today’s Tea Party movement, it is not an original idea. In the long and storied history of the flag, it’s first recorded use was  during the Revolutionary War in 1775. The flag is called the Gadsden after it’s designer, Christopher Gadsden, an American general and statesman.
The complete history is too extensive to share here but can be found at Wikipedia.
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"And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor". signed, our founding Fathers